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African Leopard - Trail Cam Diaries This photograph is from a Trail Camera, with lower quality details etc.  <br />
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During a routine patrol, we found this unlucky Warthog hung up in a tree.  Knowing from the tracks that a Leopard Tom was doing his rounds, we staged a Trail Camera ... and this is the result.  A horrible scene, but very natural indeed.  <br />
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To determine Leopard densities is extremely difficult.  One very effective way is to deliberately stage kills in trees where one knows a territorial Tom roams.  It might seem drastic and extreme, but that is one of the more trustworthy methods, if not the only.  In this case, it was natural, and obviously best as we knew, without doubt, that the Leopard would return to his kill.  Every Leopard is identified from its unique spots and patterns ... every single one is different.  <br />
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Although this is a little bit off the beaten track when it comes to Jungle Dragon, I belief there is room for Trail Camera shots.  Hopefully Ferdy will agree and concur.<br />
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African Leopard - Trail Cam Diaries

This photograph is from a Trail Camera, with lower quality details etc.

During a routine patrol, we found this unlucky Warthog hung up in a tree. Knowing from the tracks that a Leopard Tom was doing his rounds, we staged a Trail Camera ... and this is the result. A horrible scene, but very natural indeed.

To determine Leopard densities is extremely difficult. One very effective way is to deliberately stage kills in trees where one knows a territorial Tom roams. It might seem drastic and extreme, but that is one of the more trustworthy methods, if not the only. In this case, it was natural, and obviously best as we knew, without doubt, that the Leopard would return to his kill. Every Leopard is identified from its unique spots and patterns ... every single one is different.

Although this is a little bit off the beaten track when it comes to Jungle Dragon, I belief there is room for Trail Camera shots. Hopefully Ferdy will agree and concur.

    comments (6)

  1. what a great photo well done Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Cle. Although I didn't really do anything except put up the camera, it did turn out rather good. I have many, many trail camera shots. Maybe a new section for JD? Thanks again for the support and comment. Appreciated. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Of course I agree, Living Wild, to say the least. Any camera is allowed in JungleDragon, it's about the photo it captures, which is well on topic and quite unique. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Great, thanks Ferdy. Will upload a few funny or unique ones. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Super shot and scene. Damn those cats are strong. Hope they're doing ok around there. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for the comment Mark. Yes, they are doing really well over here. Apparently one the highest densities in the whole of Africa (although it is extremely difficult to determine population dynamics as they do not need to drink water regularly, and to sight them is extremely rare). Posted 4 years ago

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The African Leopard is a leopard subspecies occurring across most of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, the IUCN classified leopards as ''Near Threatened'', stating that they may soon qualify for the Vulnerable status due to habitat loss and fragmentation. They are becoming increasingly rare outside protected areas. The trend of the population is decreasing.

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Uploaded Aug 14, 2015. Captured Jul 9, 2013 16:51 in C44, Namibia.
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